Eirikur is a skilled and experienced Data and Business Intelligence Architect. His experience and deep knowledge adds real value at both the strategic and implementation levels. This delivers value-add to business’s bottom line. He is recognised within the international community of SQL Server Experts for his extensive skills and ability to solve complex problems, improving performance and advanced application of data technologies.

He started working with databases in the late 80’s and has had a solid relationship with SQL Server since it’s 4.2 (Hydra) birthday. Being forced out of serious adrenaline activities after few “incidents”, he has devoted large portion of his past-time to the SQL Server platform and related technologies. One of his favorite type of challenges are code performance challenges and debunking any kind of performance related myths by taking the domain of possible solutions outside the box.

Eirikur Eiriksson has submitted 5 sessions for SQLBits 2020, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Trying to efficiently import Excel spreadsheet data into an RDBMS can be, at best of times, challenging! Issues such as drivers, versions, OS architecture, sheet formats and other spanners are often tumbling in the mix.
SQL Server does use bit hashing (bitmaps) under the hood, this session will explain how to effortlessly work with the bit maps
Parsing an XML data set into a relational schema in SQL Server is a well-established process but there are alternatives, which can simplify the task.
Exploring execution plan operator elimination, performance measurements, alternative methods and first and foremost, having a bit (bashing) fun with the Microsoft flavor of the Structured Query Language.
Ever since XML was first implemented in SQL Server more than 15 years ago, it has earned the reputation of being an SQL Server conversation killer. In this session we are certainly going to debunk that reputation.